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The Fairmont San Francisco

5.0 of 5 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Tampa Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the two or three nicest hotels in the U.S. and possibly the world. Very, very elegant, classic and historic. Ideal location for a first time tourist since it's at the intersection of the two main cable car lines. You can hop on a cable car to easily get to Fisherman's Wharf or go in the other direction to... More

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your extremely kind words about the hotel. We are honored to hear you hold The Fairmont in such high regard. As you mentioned we are located at the only point in the City where all the cable car lines intersect. Thanks again for your kind words and we hope to welcome you again in the near future.... More

San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated on the top of Nob Hill, the Fairmont provides what now is a unique San Francisco experience. With the new hotels in town being either hip, or a chain experience :the Fairmont, along with the Mark, and the redone Huntington-all on Nob Hill provide the authentic San Francisco experience that in part made SF, America's favorite city to visit.... More

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your exceptionally kind words about the hotel. We honestly couldn't have said it any better ourselves. We aim to provide an authentically local experience and it sounds like you couldn't agree more. Nob Hill truly is unique and offers the most stunning views in the City along with a mix of old and new San Francisco. Thanks... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here as the last night of a tour with Tauck. It is a lovely property, but incredibly exclusive and pricey. The room was lovely with a great view. Walking through the hotel there are lots of trendy boutiques and people with that sense of privilege with precludes a smile or greeting. The staff, on the other hand were... More

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your recent experience at the hotel. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us but sorry it wasn't exactly your cup of tea. As we strive to provide engaging service, it's nice to hear of your interactions with the staff. They are truly what makes the hotel the Grande Dame that it is. Thanks again... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights on the first leg of our south west tour. Great location but very pricey. Would like to say we got what we paid for. Booked a tower room but was placed in main building. Bathroom was circa 1930 with a shower curtain! and not a good shower either. Requested laundry service for a pair... More

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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco is one of the most beautiful hotels I have stayed in. The staff were certainly extremely experienced, attentive and helpful. The room was large and very comfortable.

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words I look forward to sharing them with the staff. Thanks again and we look forward to your return. Sincerely, Lucas Schumacher More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like some old Hollywood classic movie, you are bound to say 'they don't make 'em like that anymore'. This is equally true of the Fairmont, San Francisco. Europeans don't always appreciate that America too has 'old world' charm. The Fairmont, with it's unbroken view of San Francisco harbour ( Alcatraz, Golden Gate, the distant hills and seas) is a modern... More

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the hotel. We are the Grande Dame atop Nob Hill and we appreciate your sentiment. We aim to be the place where classic meets contemporary and it sounds as though you agree. As you said, they don't make 'em like they used to! Sincerely, Lucas Schumacher More

Brookfield
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful property/location, but only giving a "Fair" rating as I was downgraded to very small room due to horribly noisy neighbors. I felt penalized for rude guests. Management should have stepped up

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Independence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Made us feel special. The tower was fantastic and the room was clean and fresh. This is truly The San Fran hotel to stay in. It is located perfectly for visiting the warf, riding cable cars, visiting Market Street, and Union Square. It is the best

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the hotel. I look forward to sharing your comments with the staff as I know they'll be thrilled to hear them. Thanks again. Sincerely, Lucas Schumacher More

Bristol England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Fairmont is a large and impressive hotel situated on top of Nob Hill, high above the city. It dates from the early 1900s so has a lot of style and history, the marble entrance lobby is spectacular. We had a room in the tower which is the most recent part of the building, which overlooked the bay, Alcatraz etc.... More

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thanks for commenting on your recent stay with us. It sounds like you had a very nice visit and would be open to returning. As you mentioned our location atop Nob Hill not only affords us stunning views, but also some steep hikes. Thanks again for your kind words and we hope to welcome you again in the near future.... More

Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Simply the best hotel we have ever stayed in and made a very special celebratory stay even more special with the service they provided. One of the classiest most stunning hotels we have ever seen and all members of staff made us feel like their priority and were so welcoming friendly and helpful. The room was unbelievable with the most... More

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent stay with us. We aim to turn moments into memories for our guests and it sounds like we were successful in your case. Tonga Room is a San Francisco institution and not to be missed so I'm happy you enjoyed. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back to... More

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Address: 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairmont San Francisco 5*
Number of rooms: 591
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